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A PRESENT HELP

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We deny it. We fake it. We mask it.  We try to ignore it. But the truth, stubbornly persist-we are weak creatures! Being sinful, we fail. Being prone to sickness, we hurt. Being mortal , we ultimately die. Pressure wear on us. Anxiety gives us ulcers. People intimidate us. Criticism offends us. Disease scares us. Death haunt us.

How can we continue  to grow in this bag of bone, covered with weaknesses too numerous too mention? We need a big dose of Psalm 46; ” God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” What hope for those struggling through the grind of personal weaknesses!

~Charles Swindoll

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Dear Jesus,
We know we have so much limitations,
Struggle with individual weaknesses,
experience feelings of inadequacy,
lack skills, abilities wish we always have,
consistently brave, strong and tough.
But in some difficult circumstance,
Let us know, you’re the “greatest” helper,
wiser and stronger, loving than anyone.
Show us how to cultivate habit of seeking
help from you, to always experience
moments when you come to our rescue.

Amen.

~Nodz

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Special Note

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A special note will no longer be written in pen,
typed over screen, stating my phrases and send.
Words drenched in deep emotions, fully overflow
pressing out , conveying thoughts I want to show.
God will be my messenger , my love He’ll carry.
in deep corner, somewhere in my heart , all bury.
In wind you will feel , in falling rain you will hear,
in moon, stars and sun-in wide sky written all clear.

~Nodz

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GOD KNOWS OUR LIMITS

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Our Lord understands our limits. He realizes our struggles. He knows how much pressure we can take. He knows what measures of grace and mercy and strength we’ll require. He knows how we’re put together.
Frankly, His expectations are not nearly as unrealistic as ours. When we don’t live up to the agenda we have set, we feel like He is going to dump our truckload of judgement on us. But that will not happen. So why do we fear it could?

~Charles Swindoll

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God Almighty,
In each passing year with our limitations,
we now more aware,
not just physical but emotional.
that leave us feeling drained and empty.
In your great wisdom you allow each one
to have weaknesses, not to discourage
but to help realize the utter need that last.
For it is in weakness, your strength shines
in our every rough times.

Amen.

~Nodz

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Keep Going!

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“We just have to believe!”

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After months of  anticipating,  my little boy’s long- awaited needed surgery recently  done and it  went very  well, he  is incomparable in his bravery and patience.  I f we allow God to make things happen in His own time,  everything will fall into place.  To God be the glory! 

~Nodz

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FREE OF STRESS

<Weekly Reflection-Prayer Poetry>

You and I could name things, specific things that we’ve gone through in the last several years that make no logical sense whatsoever…But let me assure you, God is at work doing His mysterious plan (mysterious to us), which defies human logic. So quit trying to make it humanly logical. Trust Him….
Do you realize what a peaceful life you can live if you decide to live like this? Do you realized how relaxed you can be, how free of stress? Honestly. It’s so helpful for me to remind myself: He is the One who is unfathomable. He is unsearchable. I’m neither.

~Charles Swindoll

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Lord God,

We ask the gift
of eternal perspective.
We allowed the cares
of this world
to cloud our minds
Steal the joy,
from our hearts
With your guiding help
we can rise above
Give us peace,
free from stress
that only you can give..

Amen

~Nodz

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Realize

Let me share this wonderful poem I read this morning written by Susan Lenzkes, this applies to me now.. it’s about believing with the heart and to believe with the heart means to believe apart from what our ourselves may tell us or what our  senses may reveal and the only wisest approach for us to be able to learn is to seek for God’s  wisdom. Believing on something with the heart is about trusting God’s power  that He’s the one working behind the scene, putting everything in place for good.

Have a blessed day 🙂

~Nodz

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When a message from God
would clear up confusion,
He could write on my wall-
or give the illusion.
But the writing that’s there,
it’s plain to be seen,
is a simple crayon drawing
that I’ve yet to clean

Lord help me to learn
I won’t be receiving
a miraculous sign
wrought through believing;
when each day I can see
and yet don’t apply
Your message looking at me
straight in the eye.

~by Susan Lenzkes

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A Promise

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Living under the  same blue  sky
but walks in separate road and time.
Watching the same  stars at night,
stands differently in route of light.
You may have a wide horizon lane,
My prayer, the beauty will remain.
I may not know when you’re in pain,
My prayer, strength in each  rain.
I may not feel your worries and fear,
My prayer, comfort in  every tear.
Friendships bound by time and space,
In each heart, there’s always a place.

~Nodz

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You are…

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You’re the bright star in my night sky,
the radiance behind my hidden smile.
You’re the flowers among the trees,
the freshness of my morning breeze.
You’re the pot at the end of my rainbow
colors you bring,  relieve my sorrow
You’re the words inside my thoughts,
the beautiful things you had taught.

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~Nodz

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A Closed Door

I can’t believe got my prayer granted!  God’s way is really mysterious. Just weeks ago, I was so devastated. How much  I’ve waited  for  this very  important thing  but it didn’t go as planned. With a  heavy heart , I still looked at  the bright side…maybe He did it to prepare circumstances.  He prepared those,  that it would be to my best advantage when His time comes. He really does! 

Thank you Lord!

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~Nodz

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Silence Speaks

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In water below, a reflection I see,
a resemblance of another image
In those two eyes, sadness rooted
blank stare that tells me a story.
Silence speaks volume than words
space in between, truth  unfolds.

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We should learn how to listen  more than it say,  effort to hear not only the words that another person can say  …..

~Nodz

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Sparks

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In every words and thoughts shared,
emptiness slides, bliss still fills the air,
even in deep beneath  one lonely soul,
in that heart there’s a very huge hole,
God’s working within, the one behind,
has all reasons, great purpose in mind.
That one may go one day, leaving  marks,
Can we keep? somehow, it given us sparks.

~Nodz

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SIMPLY AND SILENTLY

<Weekly Reflection-Prayer Poetry>

Spend a full day in quietness. Sundays are great days to do that. Set aside at least part of the afternoon to be completely quiet. Meditation is a lost art  in this modern , hurry-up world. I suggest you revive it. Not by endlessly repeating  some mantra  to get into some other frame of mind. Not that. Simply  and silently wait  before your faithful God. Read a passage of Scripture, perhaps psalm and let it speak. Say nothing, Just sit silently. Let Him talk. Let Him reassure you that you are fully  and completely forgiven and that your shame is gone. Feel His arms reach around you…Feel again the freshness and relief of His presence.

~Charles Swindoll

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Lord,

We admit  that we struggle to be  still and quiet.
We throw out  complaints, rush on with our day.
Help us to prepare ourselves to hear you  speak.
Teach us to silently meditate,  listen as we seek.
Help us to believe that we  will  now hear you-
and ready our hearts to hear you speak to us too.
Amen.

 

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Nature

Taking me to an adventure at this early  hour from  my four walled bedroom to a distant place, an enjoyable refreshing break  before starting my Sunday, watching “Pitchin’ In”,  an episode in Asian Food Channel hosted by Lynn Crawford a big city chef from New York’s Four Seasons Hotel, wherein she’s taking  daredevil adventures and whirlwind experience out of her comfort zone. She visited an olive farm in California and  a local monastery where wine is produced.  NATURE: God’s glorious gift to man. 

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You’re the gentle breeze that sways
tree branches and rustling leaves.
You’re the falling rain that showers
mountains, land and deep blue seas.
Show me these things, I’ll treasure it
Take me to these places, I’ll embrace it
Your amazing gifts, I’ll forever keep.

~Nodz

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In My Blank Page

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You’re a dazzle picture
in my life’s blank page.
Thinking, figuring why,
your images , thoughts,
naturally intertwined.
Captivated, I was drawn,
stuck in my own world,
my sadness tears gone
I just wish you knew..
that day you let me in-
my world started to spin.

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Thoughts and feelings  are just wide as an ocean , sometimes we  drown ourselves into it, then in words we create.

~Nodz

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Recipe for Life

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FOR TROUBLED MIND

When trouble sets in,
pressures get closer,
Take a cup of patience,
slice of understanding
sprinkled with humor.
together, mixing it over.
Thing’s gonna be okay!

FOR WORRIED MIND

If too much worries gets you down
A quart of faith, spoons of hope,
blend all together with calmness,
think God’s word and promises
bake with trust, all clear in flash!

NOTE:

Measure everything carefully,
season all  to taste with spice of life
Serve with  God’s Love..

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  Every morning when  I get up, I  do always watch Asian food Channel for an hour or two.  I just love food,  I love cooking. It’s fun to see colors of  vegetables and meat mixed up, added with variety of ingredients, spices etc.  Our souls  as well need daily food just as much our bodies.  Two easy recipes for soul 😉

.A blessed day! 🙂

~Nodz

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Poor People

When I saw this photo somewhere, it got my attention. I have a real soft spot in my heart for them. In and out of the hospital for  years now, I can say,  I had learned many valuable lessons and insights  from  different people  we met  along. I was able to see many different facets of life and tend to  observe  who truly help , symphatizes one another in difficult situations.

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Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5:3

~Nodz

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Imaginary

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I remember vividly the very first time,
how I poured out my emotions to write.
It was for somebody I never really knew,
words real, simply describe what’s true.
Down inside the chamber of my soul,
the finest feeling , a part of me got stole.
Wish it’s real, not just an illusion to lose,
not my imaginary but one I can choose.

~Nodz

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The ABCs of Love

<Weekly Reflection-Prayer Poetry>

“I accept you as you are”

“I believe you are valuable”

“I care when you hurt”

“I desire only what is best for you”

“I erase all offenses.”

We could call that the ABCs of love. And I don’t know of anybody who would turn his back on such magnetic, encouraging statements.

There is nothing shallow about authentic love. Nor is it a magic wand we whip out and wave over a problem with whoosh, hoping all the pain will go away. Real love has staying power. Authentic love is tough love. It refuses to look for ways to run away. It always opts for working through. It doesn’t cop out because the sea gets stormy and rough. It’s fibrous and resilient…While the world around us gives the opposite counsel, love stands firm.

~Charles Swindoll

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O Lord Jesus,

How freeing to know that your love
is never something we can earn, it’s a gift
If we get anything right in this life,
help us to get love right.
Too often we think of love as just a feeling.
We know that’s part of it,
but it’s so much more than that
You show us that it is a commitment.
Help us to remember,
that love is not dependent
on warm feelings alone
but on a consistent and courageous
decision to extend ourselves
for the well being of someone else.
Amen

~Nodz